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Beastly Boy

(9,237 posts)
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 06:32 PM Nov 2023

Hamas says 3 hostages including 10-month-old child have died

Negotiators from at least five countries were working feverishly toward an extension of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip while Hamas announced Wednesday that three Israeli hostages have died, including a 10-month-old child.

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The Israeli military said it was investigating the veracity of a Hamas announcement Wednesday that three Israeli hostages have died "as a result of a former Zionist bombing on the Gaza Strip," apparently prior to the start of the cease-fire. Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said in the Telegram post that Shiri Silverman Bibas, 32, her 4-year-old son Ariel and her 10-month-old son Kfir had died.

“The Hamas terror organization continues to act in a cruel and inhumane manner,” the Israeli military said in a statement. "The responsibility for the safety of all the abductees in the Gaza Strip lies fully with the terrorist organization Hamas."

The Bibas family released a statement to Israel's i24 news saying it was awaiting the report "to be confirmed or hopefully refuted soon by military officials."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/clock-ticking-israel-hamas-truce-141506185.html

If what Hamas said is true and not yet another cruel taunt, it is important to remember: these people died as a result of being taken hostage by Hamas, period.
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Hamas says 3 hostages including 10-month-old child have died (Original Post) Beastly Boy Nov 2023 OP
Return them, unless of course their bodies would tell a different story. n/t CincyDem Nov 2023 #1
Yes. If they know they're dead, then return the bodies. Raven Nov 2023 #2
If they are indeed dead, it is 100% the fault of Hamas pinkstarburst Nov 2023 #3
This family are known as "the Reds" because they all have red hair. IcyPeas Nov 2023 #4
Israel should demand the return of the bodies revmclaren Nov 2023 #5

pinkstarburst

(1,327 posts)
3. If they are indeed dead, it is 100% the fault of Hamas
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 06:59 PM
Nov 2023

and if they do not return the bodies so that this can be verified, and an autopsy can be performed by Israel to determine cause of death, then it is obvious hamas is trying to cover up how they actually died.

IcyPeas

(21,842 posts)
4. This family are known as "the Reds" because they all have red hair.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 07:45 PM
Nov 2023

Saw a bit on tv last night, people holding orange balloons hoping and calling for their release.

revmclaren

(2,502 posts)
5. Israel should demand the return of the bodies
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 10:18 PM
Nov 2023

as part of any future negotiations. If Hamas knows they are dead, they must know where they are. Even if they are 'allegedly' buried in rubble, Israel can exhume them.

Autopsies will show if they died in a bombing or if they were slaughtered by Hamas and when.

They won't return them though IMHO. That in itself will be telling.

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